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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Promises, Problems and Provision

In review of Psalm 103:17 it says, “The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's’ children.”

Bottom Line:
For those who honor the Lord, his love lasts forever, and his goodness endures for all generations

What this means to me:
The love, mercy and kindness of the Lord remains with me forever, because I fear and trust him.  I know that His goodness will endure for all generations.

Today's passage comes from Psalm 103 in which David praises God for who he is and what he has done in his life. God forgives, heals, redeems, and crowns us with love and tender mercies. He fills our lives with good things. In verse 17, he tells us of how the love of the Lord will remain forever with those who fear him. His salvation will extend to the children's children.

Hope for the Believer is based on the evidence found in the Word of God. If He has done it in the past, He will do it again. The Bible reminds us that He is the same from everlasting to everlasting, never changing. He is always the same.

I can easily think back, did He help me with financials issues? Did Help heal me several times? If He has done this in the past, why wouldn’t I believe that he would do the same again. God has not run out of miracles or mercy.

My hope should be anchored to the never-failing promises of God. When I find myself facing adversity, I can search the Word of God and He will give me a promise to fit my problem. This isn’t just simply placing my finger in the middle of the Bible when it flops open. What I’m learning is that It’s more about inviting God into my problem and asking for Divine wisdom. I can ask Him to give me His promise for my situation.

After all, there are three P’s: if you have a Problem, open up the Bible and find God’s Promise that will lead me to His Provision.

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